Several U.S. men's national team players are involved in Champions League action today, and plenty at stake for themselves and their international status. The Athletic's Sam Stejskal is here to tell us about what to look for from the players in action, and take a look at an evening of important games in MLS.
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal returns to the podcast to discuss why Paul Tenorio is the superior contributor to Allocation Disorder. After that, we spend A LOT of time on the USMNT's start to World Cup qualifying: what's it like to cover them at home and on the road, who impressed (or, more accurately, instilled confidence) in the opening games, and what happened with Weston McKennie? We also get into the newly reimagined Leagues' Cup and the massive impact it could have on Concacaf, and spend some time in MLS, talking FC Dallas, New England, San Jose, and more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! SimpliSafe! To get 20% off your entire new SimpliSafe system and your first month of monitoring service FREE, head to simplisafe.com/TSS! Brooklinen! Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code TSS to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100. BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS. Harry's! New Harry's customers can redeem a Starter Set, valued at $13, for just $3 by visiting Harrys.com/TSS. The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their quest to advance the game of basketball, grow the community, and impact culture. That's the NBA. That's Game! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal joins The Drive to discuss the latest on RSL's coaching search, interviews that the club has already conducted, Pablo Mastroeni's interim interview, Freddy Juarez's departure + more
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal joins The Drive to discuss the latest with Real Salt Lake, Freddy Juarez's departure, Pablo Mastroeni's audition, potential coaching candidates, ownership in limbo, USMNT World Cup qualifying + more
Break time is over. Max and Vince are back to work on the podcast this week and there's a lot to talk about. LAFC gets ready for two home matches in a week and for the first time in over a year a fully open Banc of California Stadium. Max and Vince chat about how the MLS season will heat up from here and LAFC needs to get busy collecting points. Also, have you noticed how much soccer is on TV lately? Max and Vince take you through what's going on in all the international tournaments. The guys wrap things up with The Athletic's Sam Stejskal joining the show to talk about the upcoming transfer window. Will LAFC be moving one or more of their DPs this summer? Sam helps the guys get to the bottom of that question and more. Rundown: Intro - 0:00 Billboards - 1:39 Summer of Soccer - 3:02 Get Well, Christian - 5:26 Broadcasting When Things Go Wrong - 13:12 Trivia - 15:57 LAFC Internationals - 19:22 Busy Transfer Window for LAFC - 26:21 Rossi On The Move? - 29:17 The Athletic's Sam Stejskal Joins Us - 35:45
Sam Stejskal of The Athletic and the Allocation Disorder podcast is back on TSS and ready to talk about, first and foremost, dogs. But then! It's on to the latest USMNT roster: who's in, who will play where, and why we might not see a lot of these faces again this summer. After that, we take a look at the latest MLS Salary Dump (Sam's favorite day of the year according to Taylor) and share some thoughts about the present situations of both FC Cincinnati and the Columbus Crew. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Helix! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. And, your first job post is free! Just visit LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Armchair Analyst himself is on the pod to discuss mezcal cocktails and cat ownership... and also the start of the 2021 MLS season. If you missed the chat with Sam Stejskal earlier in the week, scroll down the feed a bit and you'll find it. In this episode, we get into some of the teams that Sam and I didn't get to, including Toronto, Minnesota, Sporting KC, Orlando City, and many more. Plus. the deepest teams in the league and the current state NYCFC, who definitely aren't on the "deepest teams" list right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Major League Soccer is still not making money, and only about a quarter of the league’s teams turn a profit, according to Forbes. And yet the cost of buying an MLS team, or buying into the league, is skyrocketing -- and growing at a much faster rate than the NFL, NBA, or MLB. We've also seen celebrities like Will Ferrell, Matthew McConaughey, Magic Johnson, James Harden and others become partial owners of MLS teams. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal joins us to explain why, and to break down some of the biggest storylines to follow during the 2021 MLS season, which kicks off on Friday.More from Sam Stejskal: https://theathletic.com/author/sam-stejskal/
Grant looks ahead to the MLS season, which starts Friday, with Paul Tenorio, who's the national soccer reporter for The Athletic and co-hosts the Allocation Disorder Podcast with Sam Stejskal. Grant and Paul go over the biggest storylines heading into the season, discuss what MLS can do to make covering the league easier, ask whether Paul knows more about MLS roster rules than many of the GMs in the league itself, and much more. This episode of Fútbol with Grant Wahl is brought to you by Fanatiz. Frustrated that you can't get games from Spain's La Liga on your cable or satellite system? Sign up to stream Fanatiz. On Fanatiz, you can watch all the action in La Liga and other international leagues and tournaments live and on-demand from your mobile phone, tablet or directly on your TV with the Fanatiz app. Fanatiz features channels you know, like BeIN Sports in English and Spanish, GolTV and many more. And it costs only $7.99 a month. If you'd like to try Fanatiz for yourself, you can get a free week-long trial by going to fntz.co/Grant-FZ. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal answers Taylor's many, many questions about the MLS season to come. What's the deal with U22 Initiative (I hope you did your best Seinfeld impression on that one), how will Inter Miami deal with their four DP situation, rosters builds in Austin and Cincinnati, Chicharito's tenure (thus far) with the Galaxy, the problems facing the Chicago Fire, and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal joins The Drive to discuss the USMNT, failure to qualify for the Olympics, upcoming World Cup qualifying, Jason Kreis leading the U23's, his time with Real Salt Lake, transfer of ownership updates + more
We kicked Paul out of the virtual studio for a podcast crossover of sorts! Taylor talks to Sam about covering the CBA negotiations, what the process is like when both sides want their messages out, and the normal process for reporting on stories. They (Sam) also answer your listener questions, including what happens if the Kaku transfer goes to court, which clubs are most likely to embrace the young money option, will Seattle continue to thrive even without Jordan Morris, how did MLS lose $1 billion, and much much more! Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com/valentines and use the promo (you have to listen to find the code) to get $40 off your first order. Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nathan Hale and Stephen Buckeridge talk with Sam Stejskal from the Athletic and the Allocation Disorder podcast about the most pressing and important issues currently with MLS and FC Cincinnati. Everything from the acqusition of Brenner from Sao Paolo to the CBA ratification. Also, you don't want to miss the interesting little tidbit Sam graciously gives the guys. It could have major implications for not only the club currently but it's future and a player's future.
Travis, Nate and Stephen finally have some good news to talk about on the latest You Aint Lion episode. It's been a joyous past week for FC Cincinnati and its supporters and it seems to only be getting better. The guys discuss the newest member of the club, Brenner from Sao Paolo in the Brazilian Serie A. What could the club do next to possibly follow up the 3rd largest transfer in MLS history? Well, the confirmed interest in former Atlanta United midfielder Pity Martinez is certainly a nice follow up. Each YAL member has their own thoughts on Pity and now the newest rumored #10 in FCC's sights, former DC United midfielder Lucho Acosta. After the tidbit from Sam Stejskal in the interview episode, they take a look at what Frankie Amaya's future might be with the club and what that might mean for Pity and/or Lucho. Rants are a bit laid back this week because... well... optimism.
The voice of your San Jose Earthquakes, Ted Ramey, is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to discuss MLS's new CBA deal and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal and Paul Tonorio react to news that Major League Soccer's full player pool voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. Paul and Sam highlight some of the key elements of the new CBA and explain why the new CBA was needed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week’s episode features an interview with Sam Stejskal of The Athletic and the Allocation Disorder podcast about the Austin FC roster to date, the state of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and potential designated players. Landon and Jeremiah also discuss:-Tomas Pochettino rumors-Legends Jersey Launch-Austin Monthly profile and expanding media coverage of Austin FC-The Big Green's effect on Landon's childhoodRemember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show via your favorite podcasting appThis episode is brought to you by FVF Law
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW. On this week’s show, we’re joined by Michael Lahoud, Bill Wolf returns, and we’re pleased to announce the debut of new CST contributor, Geoff Tebbetts. We opened up the show by discussing the news that MLS will kick off its preseason on February 22nd and its Regular Season on April 3rd, barring a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been reached between MLS ownership and the MLSPA. We then discussed FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp’s comments during last week’s press conference. You can read more about it from our Jeff Wallner here. Of course, Michael was absolutely thrilled for our chat with fellow Wake Forest Demon Deacon Calvin Harris. After a fine career at Wake, Harris was selected with the 2nd Overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. We find out a little bit more about FC Cincinnati’s newest member, including the team he supports back home, and life abroad. We can’t wait to see him on the pitch at West End Stadium! Late in the show, we discussed the report from The Athletic’s Jeff Rueter, Sam Stejskal, and Paul Tenorio regarding Frankie Amaya and other MLS teams reaching out to FC Cincinnati for his services. The report states that the trade request from some of these clubs matched or was close to what Atlanta was able to get in their trade with the Columbus Crew for Darlington Nagbe. You can read more about this here. (subscription required) We wrapped up the show with Bill and Geoff discussing “Let them Play”, a campaign put together by the Independent Supporters Council regarding their feelings on a potential lockout. SUPPORT CST! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today! SUBSCRIBE TO CINCINNATI SOCCER TALK Don’t forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We’re also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY! As always we’d love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk. The show’s RSS feed is https://cincinnatisoccertalk.libsyn.com/rss
Current staff writer for The Athletic and former Chicago-based soccer journalist Sam Stejskal joins the show to talk about Djordje Mihailovic's move to Montreal, the Fire's run of young, international acquisitions and what these moves say about the Fire's strategy in the market and positioning for the future. Follow Sam on Twitter @samstejskal and check out his and Paul Tenorio's podcast, Allocation Disorder Follow Alex on Twitter @alex_s_campbell Follow the show on Twitter @Soccer_Cast Subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts! Music by HookSounds --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
On this episode, Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to review MLS Cup and answer some MLS-related listener questions! First, Joe and Sam talk all about the Columbus Crew's impressive victory over the Seattle Sounders in Saturday's MLS Cup, digging into Aidan Morris' breakout performance, Lucas Zelarayan's dominant display, Caleb Porter's tactics, and Brian Schmetzer's future in Seattle. Then, Joe and Sam tackle a handful of listener questions: Which player would you want a gigantic golden CGI statue of to embody quintessential MLS? Which MLS roster is poised for a “worst to first” kind of year? And which roster is going the other way? If Chris Wondolowski doesn't re-sign with the San Jose Earthquakes, what other team best suits him? Which young American will burst onto the scene in MLS next year like Brenden Aaronson did this past year? Who will be sold for the most amount of money between Caden Clark, Gianluca Busio, Mark McKenzie, Brian Reynolds, and Daryl Dike? What happened with Diego Alonso's pseudo-firing in Miami? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Artifact! Give the gift of a custom-made podcast this holiday season at heyartifact.com/gift! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible range of limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sam Stejskal brings a unique viewpoint to his beat at The Athletic - a perspective that's informed not only by his national perspective on Major League Soccer but also his time in an MLS front office, living in multiple league markets, and climbing to a place as one of the foremost breakers of news on the league's landscape. Today, we talked to Stejskal about not only where the league sits at the end of a strange 2020 season but about a first for a Timbers icon: the selection of Diego Chara to the league's Best XI for the first time in the midfielder's decade in Portland.
Taylor is joined by Pablo Maurer and Sam Stejskal of The Athletic to discuss their recent article "Disconnect: as MLS teams back social causes, owners' money often fights them." It's an excellent article that I'd encourage everyone to read, and they go over the basic findings of their research and the more interesting bits and pieces they uncovered. There's also some interesting insight into the process of creating such a highly-detailed, collaborative effort, the reaction to MLS PR when the initial calls are made, and their favorite phrase ever said to them by an MLS employee. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sam Stejskal and Pablo Maurer of The Athletic join Full Time to discuss their latest reporting on political donations from MLS owners and how they’re at odds with the social causes the teams and fans support, and how this lens applies to the NWSL and the American soccer landscape. Follow Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/samstejskal Follow Pablo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLSist Read Disconnect: As MLS teams back social causes, owners’ money often fights them by Pablo and Sam: https://theathletic.com/2148851/ Read On Living Well and Writing Furiously by Adam Whittaker Snavely: https://snavely.substack.com/p/on-living-well-and-writing-furiously Read USWNT’s Vlatko Andonovski on how scouting, preparation led to October’s call-ups by Meg: https://theathletic.com/2142137/ Listen to Soccer 101 from Total Soccer Show: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/soccer101 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the last first hour of the show Glenn talks about Alberth Elis who is headed to Portugal to play in the Premier League and how this is a fantastic move for him. Also up this hour Glenn welcomes in The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to talk about the state of MLS.
Grant interviews Andy Williams (at 42:48), Real Salt Lake's head scout and a former RSL midfield stalwart, about his courageous decision to become a whistleblower and tell The Athletic's Sam Stejskal about multiple instances of racism (including use of the . N-word) by RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen that Williams had witnessed over the years. Those details helped lead to Hansen's announcement last week that he would sell his ownership of Real Salt Lake, the NWSL's Utah Royals and the USL's Real Monarchs. Before that, Grant breaks down the soccer news with Chris Wittyngham, including Lionel Messi's dramatic decision to stay at Barcelona against his wishes, Chelsea's Kai Havertz signing, Man United's impending acquisition of Tobin Heath and Christen Press, the appeal of UEFA Nations League, and the way forward for Atlanta United (post-Pity Martínez, Frank de Boer and potentially Ezequiel Barco) and the New York Red Bulls (post-Chris Armas). Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4
Chris Kamrani and Paul Tenorio of The Athletic Soccer are on the podcast to discuss our ongoing reporting into Dell Loy Hansen and the toxic culture in Utah across Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and the Real Monarchs. Allocation Disorder with Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal: https://theathletic.com/podcast/209-allocation-disorder/?episode=10 Dell Loy Hansen has history of racist comments as RSL owner: theathletic.com/2027796/ Dell Loy Hansen to sell soccer holdings after revelations of racist behavior: theathletic.com/2032308/ Employees describe a Utah Soccer culture turned toxic under Hansen, Carroll: theathletic.com/2037881/ What interim president hire signals about Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals’ future: theathletic.com/2040016/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal joins The Drive to discuss his former employer Real Salt Lake, his latest piece in The Athletic, the DLH/Andy Carroll-RSL saga, club culture issues, interim president John Kimball + more:
Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal explain what's happening in Utah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike and Chris chat about Inter Miami CF with Inter’s Radio Voice Chris Wittyngham. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal joins the show to share his reporting on the accusations of racism against Dell Loy Hansen. Plus contractually obligated Messi to MLS talk!!!
The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal discuss Blaise Matuidi's move from Juventus to Inter Miami, and how and why the World Cup winner is not a Designated Player Today's show is sponsored by Artifact. Go to HeyArtifact.com/tss to hear our story and use code TSS at HeyArtifact.com to get $40 off your very own Artifact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Orlando City SC faces the Portland Timbers in tonight's MLS Is Back Final. And Orlando has made it deep into the tournament largely thanks to former Manchester United star Nani, who signed with the Florida team last year. Today, the Athletic’s Sam Stejskal joins us to discuss the Portuguese winger's remarkable career, his recent MLS heroics, and what his time in the U.S. has revealed about the man who was once tapped to be Cristiano Ronaldo's successor.More from Sam Stejskal:https://theathletic.co.uk/author/sam-stejskal/?source=theleadpodcast
The OG with Ovies and Giglio, heard weekdays from 3-6 on 99.9 The Fan. On this edition of the show, Giglio flies solo as he is joined by AP writer, Tim Reynolds from the NBA bubble in Disney. In honor of Lou Williams leaving the bubble for chicken wings, what would you leave a bubble for? Also, N.C. State Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dantonio Burnette stops by to talk about getting his players in shape for this upcoming season, and his hopes for college football in the fall. From the Athletic, Sam Stejskal drops by to discuss bubbles in soccer, and Charlotte's MLS team name. Lastly, before Giglio's "Parting Shot", two more rousing editions of "You're Full of It, Giglio", and "Acapella The News".
MLS is Back is well and truly underway, so The Athletic's Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss which teams and players have stood out in the first couple of matchdays.Columbus Crew and Orlando City are definitely mentioned, while Ayo Akinola, Chris Mueller, and Darlington Nagbe get some well-deserved praise.SPONSORS!Go to HeyArtifact.com/tss to hear the Total Soccer Show origin story. Use code TSS to get $40 off your first Artifact at HeyArtifact.com.Visit Hawthorne.co and use code TSS to get 10% off your first order.
With MLS starting its bubble tournament in Orlando, Grant interviews Sam Stejskal (at 6:30), who covers MLS for The Athletic and co-hosts the podcast Allocation Disorder on the Total Soccer Show feed. They discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Dallas and Nashville and what to look for soccer-wise, and then Stejskal tells his career story and explains his strategies for covering MLS as a growing league with complex roster rules. Before that, Grant speaks to his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, a CNN medical analyst and host of the Epidemic podcast. She shares an expert's opinion on the wisdom of MLS staging a bubble tournament in virus hotspot Florida, as well as why she thinks there should have been a longer quarantine time upon arrival in Florida for MLS teams. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4
Over the past few months, Gio Reyna has burst onto the scene with Borussia Dortmund. The son of U.S. Men's National Team legend Claudio Reyna and former University of North Carolina star Danielle Egan, Gio is very much American soccer royalty. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal joins us to discuss the meteoric rise of the 17 year-old star-in-the-making, how he is following in the footsteps of fellow American Christian Pulisic, and how a family tragedy helps motivate him.Read Sam Stejskal and Raphael Honigstein's profile of Gio Reyna:https://theathletic.com/1802307/2020/05/09/giovanni-reyna-exclusive-claudio-usmnt-dortmund-bundesliga/?source=theleadpodcast
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss the USMNT's depth chart and pick their preferred starting elevensThis episode is a companion to Paul's interview with Gregg Berhalter, which Athletic subscribers can read here: https://theathletic.com/1844942/2020/05/29/Not a subscriber? Sign up via http://theathletic.com/totalsoccerSPONSORS!Register for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Virtual Climb, sponsored by Abbvie, at lls.org/bigclimbVisit PodiumWear.com now for custom face masks and in the future for custom soccer team kits.Check out Hawthorne.co and use code TSS for 10% off your first purchase
The 2020 MLS season had only just got going when it was brought to an abrupt halt by the coronavirus pandemic. MLS has a plan to replace the regular 2020 season with a televised tournament in Orlando. But how realistic is that plan? And will the players agree to play? Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss Major League Soccer's proposal from all angles.Here are Sam's two stories for The Athletic:Revealed: Details, dates of MLS’s proposal to return to play in OrlandoMore details emerge on MLS’s Orlando plan, players’ concerns about a returnNot a subscriber? We can fix that! Subscribe to The Athletic with this link: http://theathletic.com/totalsoccerSPONSORSToday's show is sponsored by the microcast Remarkably Remote. Find it in your podcast player or via GoToMeeting.com/tipsGet 25% off with code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com
For the first 20 minutes of today's Allocation Disorder, Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss what they've heard about MLS teams' response to coronavirus.In part two, they answer listener questions, including: Will MLS cancel the playoffs to save the season? How are transfer fees absorbed into roster budgets? And which MLS press box has the best food?Today's show is sponsored by The Black Tux. Go to TheBlackTux.com and use code SOCCER for a 10% discount
In the first episode of a new podcast for The Athletic, produced by the Total Soccer Show, Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal take a detailed look at the new MLS Collective Bargaining AgreementPaul and Sam know more about how MLS works than some people who work for MLS. They go through the ins and out of the new deal, explaining how the players made progress and won some concessions with this deal.Put this podcast on a charter flight right into your ears.